Susannah Goodman was born and raised
in Detroit, where she was
influenced from a young age by frequent trips to the Detroit Institute
of Arts and the historic Pewabic Pottery. She attended Guilford
College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelors
in Fine Arts with a focus in Ceramic Arts. Guilford's wood kilns
quickly captured her interest, both for the broad range of ash-kissed
surfaces and the deep sense of community fostered by the firings.
During her undergraduate studies, she immersed herself in North
Carolina's rich pottery traditions. Pursuing her interest in art
history, Susannah spent a semester in Tuscany in academic and creative
dialogue with Italian and Etruscan ceramics. Before apprenticing
Kevin, Susannah was the Crafts Coordinator at Holden Village, a
retreat center in the North Cascades. At Tye River, Susannah continues
her inquiry into the wood-fire tradition and the audacity of craft-making
in this age.